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English cricket team against Pakistan in the UAE in 2015–16
Flag of Pakistan
Pakistan
Flag of England
England
Dates 5 October 2015 – 30 November 2015
Captains Misbah-ul-Haq (Tests)
Azhar Ali (ODIs)
Shahid Afridi (T20Is)
Alastair Cook (Tests)
Eoin Morgan (ODIs and T20Is)
Test series
Result Pakistan won the 3-match series 2–0
Most runs Mohammad Hafeez (380) Alastair Cook (450)
Most wickets Yasir Shah (15) James Anderson (13)
Player of the series Yasir Shah (Pak)
One Day International series
Result England won the 4-match series 3–1
Most runs Mohammad Hafeez (184) Jos Buttler (177)
Most wickets Mohammad Irfan (7) Chris Woakes (8)
Player of the series Jos Buttler (Eng)
Twenty20 International series
Result England won the 3-match series 3–0
Most runs Shoaib Malik (101) James Vince (125)
Most wickets Shahid Afridi (5)
Sohail Tanvir (5)
Liam Plunkett (6)
Player of the series James Vince (Eng)

The English cricket team toured the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to play Pakistan in October and November 2015. The Pakistan cricket team are playing their 'home' fixtures in the UAE due to ongoing security concerns in Pakistan since the 2009 attack on the Sri Lanka national cricket team.

The tour consisted of three Test matches, four One Day Internationals and three Twenty20 Internationals. They also played two two-day tour matches against a Pakistan A side, a 50-over match against Hong Kong, and a Twenty20 match against the United Arab Emirates. Pakistan played a 50-over match against Nepal and a 20-over match against Hong Kong.

Squads

Tests ODIs T20Is
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England's Zafar Ansari was ruled out of the Test series following a hand injury. He was replaced by Samit Patel. Shoaib Malik was added to Pakistan's Test squad on 6 October. England's Steven Finn was ruled out of the tour with a foot injury and was replaced in the Test and ODI squads by Chris Jordan. Pakistan's Bilal Asif was added to the Test squad on 19 October after undergoing an evaluation on his bowling action. Pakistan's Imad Wasim was ruled out of the ODI and T20I matches due to hand injury. Umar Akmal was added to Pakistan's T20I squad, after being cleared by the Pakistan Cricket Board.

Tour matches

Two-day: Pakistan A vs England XI

5–6 October 2015
Scorecard
Flag of England England
286/5d (90 overs)
v Flag of Pakistan Pakistan Pakistan A
216/5 (90 overs)
Match drawn
Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Iftikhar Ali (UAE) and Shozab Raza (Pak)
Jonny Bairstow 66* 112
Zafar Gohar 3/72 (22 overs)
Iftikhar Ahmed 92* (209)
Moeen Ali 3/41 (22 overs)
  • England XI won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 15 players per side (11 batting, 11 fielding).

Two-day: Pakistan A vs England XI

8–9 October 2015
Scorecard
Pakistan A Flag of Pakistan Pakistan
192/9d (87.5 overs)
v Flag of England England
198 (78 overs)
Match drawn
Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Iftikhar Ali (UAE) and Shozab Raza (Pak)
Player of the match: Adnan Akmal (Pakistan A)
Adnan Akmal 74* (149)
Steven Finn 4/16 (15 overs)
James Taylor 61 (123)
Mir Hamza 4/34 (16 overs)
  • England XI won the toss and elected to field.
  • 15 players per side (12 batting, 11 fielding).

One-day: England XI vs Hong Kong

8 November 2015

Scorecard
Flag of England England
342/8 (50 overs)
v Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong
173 (40.2 overs)
England XI won by 163 runs
Sheikh Zayed Stadium Nursery 1, Abu Dhabi
Umpires: Ahsan Raza (Pak) and Khalid Elahi (UAE)
Moeen Ali 71 (36)
Tanwir Afzal 2/40 (10 overs)
Babar Hayat 78 (81)
David Willey 4/43 (10 overs)


Tour match: Pakistanis vs Nepal

8 November 2015

Scorecard
Flag of Pakistan Pakistan
326/6 (50 overs)
v Flag of Nepal Nepal
205/5 (50 overs)
Pakistanis won by 121 runs
Sheikh Zayed Stadium Nursery 2, Abu Dhabi
Umpires: Akbar Ali (UAE) and Shozab Raza (Pak)
Azhar Ali 73 (73)
Basant Regmi 2/73 (9 overs)
Anil Mandal 61 (109)
Anwar Ali 2/56 (10 overs)


Twenty20: Pakistanis vs Hong Kong

23 November 2015

Scorecard
Flag of Pakistan Pakistan
167/7 (20 overs)
v Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong
103 (17.1 overs)
Pakistanis won by 64 runs
ICC Academy, Dubai
Umpires: Ahsan Raza (Pak) and Shozab Raza (Pak)
Mohammad Rizwan 55* (38)
Haseeb Amjad 3/38 (4 overs)
Mark Chapman 50 (39)
Bilal Asif 2/13 (3 overs)


Twenty20: United Arab Emirates vs England XI

23 November 2015

Scorecard
Flag of England England
174/6 (20 overs)
v Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg United Arab Emirates
95/9 (20 overs)
England XI won by 79 runs
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Umpires: Rabiul Hoque (UAE) and Zaheer-ul-Haq (UAE)
Jason Roy 59 (29)
Imran Haider 2/23 (4 overs)
Fahad Tariq 23 (22)
Moeen Ali 4/11 (3 overs)


Test series

1st Test

13 – 17 October 2015
Scorecard
Flag of Pakistan Pakistan
523/8d (151.1 overs)
v Flag of England England
598/9d (206 overs)
Match drawn
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Umpires: Bruce Oxenford (Aus) and Paul Reiffel (Aus)
Player of the match: Alastair Cook (Eng)
Shoaib Malik 245 (420)
Ben Stokes 4/57 (14.1 overs)
Alastair Cook 263 (528)
Wahab Riaz 3/125 (37 overs)
173 (57.5 overs) 74/4 (11 overs)
Misbah-ul-Haq 51 (111)
Adil Rashid 5/64 (18.5 overs)
Joe Root 32* (29)
Shoaib Malik 2/25 (4 overs)
  • Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Bad light stopped play towards the end of days 4 and 5.
  • Adil Rashid (Eng) made his Test debut.
  • Younis Khan became Pakistan's leading run-scorer in Test cricket, overtaking Javed Miandad. Miandad's record had stood for 22 years.
  • Alastair Cook batted for 836 minutes, the longest innings by an England player in Test history.

2nd Test

22 – 26 October 2015
Scorecard
Flag of Pakistan Pakistan
378 (118.5 overs)
v Flag of England England
242 (75.2 overs)
Pakistan won by 178 runs
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Bruce Oxenford (Aus) and Paul Reiffel (Aus)
Player of the match: Wahab Riaz (Pak)
Misbah-ul-Haq 102 (197)
Mark Wood 3/39 (19.5 overs)
Joe Root 88 (141)
Wahab Riaz 4/66 (19 overs)
354/6d (95 overs) 312 (137.3 overs)
Younis Khan 118 (211)
James Anderson 2/22 (15 overs)
Joe Root 71 (171)
Yasir Shah 4/87 (41.3 overs)
  • Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Younis Khan became the first Pakistani cricketer to pass 9,000 Test runs when scored 47 in the second innings.
  • Joe Root (Eng) became the youngest English cricketer to pass 3,000 Test runs when he scored 71 in the second innings.

3rd Test

1–5 November 2015
Scorecard
Flag of Pakistan Pakistan
234 (85.1 overs)
v Flag of England England
306 (126.5 overs)
Pakistan won by 127 runs
Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Chris Gaffaney (NZ) and Bruce Oxenford (Aus)
Player of the match: Mohammad Hafeez (Pak)
Misbah-ul-Haq 71 (160)
James Anderson 4/17 (15.1 overs)
James Taylor 76 (161)
Shoaib Malik 4/33 (9.5 overs)
355 (118.2 overs) 156 (60.3 overs)
Mohammad Hafeez 151 (266)
Stuart Broad 3/44 (23 overs)
Alastair Cook 63 (164)
Yasir Shah 4/44 (17.3 overs)
  • Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat.
  • This was the last Test match for Shoaib Malik (Pak).

ODI series

1st ODI

11 November 2015
15:00
Scorecard
Flag of England England
216 (49.4 overs)
v Flag of Pakistan Pakistan
217/4 (43.4 overs)
Pakistan won by 6 wickets
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Umpires: Johan Cloete (SA) and Ahsan Raza (Pak)
Man of the Match: Mohammed Hafeez (Pak)
Eoin Morgan 76 (96)
Mohammad Irfan 3/35 (10 overs)
Mohammed Hafeez 102* (130)
Reece Topley 3/26 (9 overs)


2nd ODI

13 November 2015
15:00
Scorecard
Flag of England England
283/5 (50 overs)
v Flag of Pakistan Pakistan
188 (45.5 overs)
England won by 95 runs
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Umpires: Chris Gaffaney (NZ) and Shozab Raza (Pak)
Man of the Match: Alex Hales (Eng)
Alex Hales 109 (117)
Wahab Riaz 3/43 (10 overs)
Sarfaraz Ahmed 64 (76)
Chris Woakes 4/33 (8 overs)


3rd ODI

17 November 2015
15:00
Scorecard
Flag of Pakistan Pakistan
208 (49.5 overs)
v Flag of England England
210/4 (41 overs)
England won by 6 wickets
Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Johan Cloete (SA) and Shozab Raza (Pak)
Man of the Match: James Taylor (Eng)
Mohammad Hafeez 45 (71)
Chris Woakes 4/40 (9.5 overs)
James Taylor 67* (69)
Zafar Gohar 2/54 (10 overs)


4th ODI

20 November 2015
15:00
Scorecard
Flag of England England
355/5 (50 overs)
v Flag of Pakistan Pakistan
271 (40.4 overs)
England won by 84 runs
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Chris Gaffaney (NZ) and Ahsan Raza (Pak)
Man of the Match: Jos Buttler (Eng)
Jos Buttler 116* (52)
Azhar Ali 2/26 (5 overs)
Shoaib Malik 52 (34)
Moeen Ali 3/53 (9.4 overs)


T20I series

1st T20I

26 November 2015
20:00
Scorecard
Flag of England England
160/5 (20 overs)
v Flag of Pakistan Pakistan
146 (20 overs)
England won by 14 runs
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Ahsan Raza (Pak) and Shozab Raza (Pak)
Man of the Match: Sam Billings (Eng)
Sam Billings 53 (25)
Sohail Tanvir 2/31 (4 overs)
Sohail Tanvir 25* (22)
Liam Plunkett 3/21 (4 overs)


2nd T20I

27 November 2015
20:00
Scorecard
Flag of England England
172/8 (20 overs)
v Flag of Pakistan Pakistan
169/8 (20 overs)
England won by 3 runs
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Shozab Raza (Pak) and Ahmed Shahab (Pak)
Man of the Match: Liam Plunkett (Eng)
James Vince 38 (24)
Shahid Afridi 3/15 (4 overs)
Ahmed Shehzad 28 (18)
Liam Plunkett 3/33 (4 overs)


3rd T20I

30 November 2015
20:00
Scorecard
Flag of England England
154/8 (20 overs)
v Flag of Pakistan Pakistan
154/7 (20 overs)
Match tied (England won the Super Over)
Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Ahsan Raza (Pak) and Ahmed Shahab (Pak)
Man of the Match: Shoaib Malik (Pak)
James Vince 46 (45)
Shahid Afridi 2/19 (4 overs)
Shoaib Malik 75 (54)
David Willey 3/36 (4 overs)


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